We’re thrilled to announce that InstantSearch.js 3.0.0 has been released. This version is a step forward in what we envision as the future of a search library.
Search from your own search client
Since InstantSearch.js 2.8.0, it is possible to search from your own backend using the
Predict what DOM will generate InstantSearch
InstantSearch.js 3.0.0 becomes more predictable by generating a DOM that follows our InstantSearch.css specification. All flavors are now aligned, which makes it easier to migrate from one library flavor to another. The options and the DOM output are similar whether you use React InstantSearch, Vue InstantSearch, Angular InstantSearch or InstantSearch.js.
Optimize InstantSearch based on your environment
The new bundle comes in two forms:
Development bundle. This is a heavier bundle that helps developers understand what’s going wrong in the development phase of an InstantSearch application. It is more verbose and will give clues and warnings about the library usage.
Production bundle. This is a lighter bundle that doesn’t include any development warnings. Use this when deploying your application in a production environment.
Find our brand new documentation on the Algolia website
The InstantSearch documentation is now available on the Algolia website. We took this opportunity to rephrase and make the documentation more exhaustive for all flavors.
We hope that this initiative will make it easier for users to find the right information faster.
You can find all the new changes in our v2 to v3 migration guide.
Let us know what you think of this brand new InstantSearch.js version!